pillars of eternity

The Switch has been enjoying tremendous third-party support lately, and the trend is set to continue with the upcoming launch of Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition.

For those unfamiliar with the series, Pillars of Eternity is an RPG from Obsidian, the minds behind classic roleplaying games like Knights of the Old Republic II and Fallout: New Vegas. The original Pillars of Eternity first launched for PC back in 2015, and console releases followed for Xbox One and PS4 two years later.

Set in the medieval-fantasy world of Eora, the story follows the player-created protagonist, typically referred to as The Watcher throughout the game, as they are thrust into a world of intrigue and war when they accidentally awaken to the ability to see into the souls of others.

True to Obsidian’s past record, Pillars of Eternity marries a deeply compelling narrative and a world teeming with myriad species, factions, and friends and foes alike. Your own character is highly customisable, allowing you to determine your combat specialisations and abilities through class- and race-base strengths. Many RPGs promise the ability to influence the story and world with your actions, but Pillars achieves that much better than most.

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition will be available for the Switch from August 8. A console release for its sequel, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, is still scheduled for PS4, Xbox One and Switch at an unspecified point this year.

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